Cages Victoria Enterprises

Sustainable aquaculture for improved food security
SEED Starter Team Sustainable Agriculture Nairobi, Kenya

Cages Victoria Enterprises (CV) is a microenterprise specializing in tilapia aquaculture. The enterprise is geared toward leveraging sustainable aquaculture to alleviate poverty and improve food security in the region. 

CV breeds fish in four ponds along the Lake Victoria shores in Kenya. CV currently has two grow-out floating cages in Lake Victoria in the Siaya County of Kenya.  Each of the two cages has the capacity to stock 2,000 fish. The business is envisioned to have a total of 24 cages by December 2020. The target annual peak production is 5 metric tonnes of whole fish by 2020.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Improving nutrition and food security through sustainable aquaculture, while generating local income.
  • Countering overfishing through sustainable aquaculture.
  • Conserving biodiversity by releasing tilapia fish fry in the lake.
  • Improving food security and nutrition through tilapia provision.
  • Strengthening food distribution systems.
  • Generating employment and income locally. 
  • Stimulating the local microeconomy through partnerships. 

Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Ralayo Beach Management Unit ensures enterprise security and encourages positive community engagement. 

Lake Basin Development Authority is a supplier of healthy tilapia fingerlings for aquaculture. 

Farm Africa and other regional networks help widen the market coverage hence boosting the market penetration.

Monasa Nets is a supplier of high-quality fishing gear. 

 

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Mr. Aluso Albert Owino
P.O BOX 1972-00200
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254725176740

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